Mr. Always Write, Stanley Cup

2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Which Franchise Will Finish the Fight?

As the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs head into its final round, I have one shot left to end my own run on the winning side. I’m 11-11 thus far with my predictions throughout these Stanley Cup Playoffs. Every round, I found a way to keep it as close of a battle as one possibly could. Read more about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Which Franchise Will Finish the Fight?[…]

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Calling Both Conference Finals

And then there were four. The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now headed into the Conference Finals and here’s how I see things going. If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen that my Stanley Cup Playoffs predictions have included mixed results. For the most part, I’ve held steady. Although I haven’t yet found a way Read more about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Calling Both Conference Finals[…]

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sensing Second Round Results

With the Second Round set, the eight teams that remail are all one step closer to the 2020 Stanley Cup. I kicked off my 2020 Stanley Cup predictions accumulating a 4-4 record through the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Call it a coincidence, or perhaps just consistency, I then followed-up by going 4-4 in the First Round Read more about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Sensing Second Round Results[…]

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Fortune Teller

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs shape into a more familiar format, I’ll progress past my play-in predictions in hopes for more success through this round. As a quick recap, this post-season began with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Those pre-playoffs consisted of qualifying match-ups that saw teams in 5th-12th, from each conference, faceoff in a best-of-5 Read more about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Fortune Teller[…]

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predicting Every Play-in Series

16 teams will be taking part in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers to determine which will round out these playoffs. If I haven’t yet made it glaringly obvious across my socials, I’m a hockey fan. Having recently joined FanSided’s Editor In Leaf and Blackhawk Up┬áteams, I’ve dug deeper into my fandom than ever before. With the Read more about 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predicting Every Play-in Series[…]

Mr. Always Write, Hockey Rink

From Between the Pipes to Behind the Bench

PREFACE: Years after graduating from high school (I had completed university by this point, too) I had an opportunity to help coach their hockey team. Afterwards, I was approached by Ron Van Zutphen, a mentor of mine who I had as a teacher every year throughout secondary school, to write an article for their newspaper. Read more about From Between the Pipes to Behind the Bench[…]

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2017 Stanley Cup Report Card: Final Round

If you haven’t yet heard, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. And I will take full credit for partially believing in them, mostly the whole way through. (Yes, you read that right.) After the Leafs and Hawks were knocked out of Round 1, my focus shifted to the Pens and it only Read more about 2017 Stanley Cup Report Card: Final Round[…]